Being unsuccessful, he had recourse to a soporific plant which he had recently discovered.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
Having some difficulty with getting to sleep, he resorted to soporifics and then, in a savage reaction, to stimulants.
"Security" by Poul William Anderson
Everyone is soporific and very restful.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
The strongest soporific in the world wouldn't give me sleep this night.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
But he has a very comfortable pew, in a very soporific church, and he is only half awake, and the echo dies away and leaves no sign.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
Converse has written many other hymn-tunes, which have taken their place among ecclesiastical soporifics.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Like Washington Irving, these may have considered a good clean shave the best soporific.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
Might only sea air and exercise act as a soporific!
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
They're more soporific than bromide.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
We needed no other soporific.
"Crossing the Plains, Days of '57" by William Audley Maxwell